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The 10th Annual

Hot Potato 5K

& the 9th Annual Tater Tot Trot

Race Info


June 10, 2023

Hot Potato 5K @ 9:00am

Tater Tot Trot @ 8:15am


1152 West Mountain Road
Sacramento, PA  17968

5k Age Groups

12 & Under









Tater Tot Trot
Age Groups:

5 & Under




Overall Male & Female Winners will receive a medal, trophy and $100 gift card.

Top 3 Male & Female in each 5k age group will receive: Gold Medal + $25 gift card, Silver Medal or Bronze Medal.
Top 3 Male & Female in each Tater Tot Trot age group will receive medals.

Prizes are distributed the day of the race. If you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony, please visit the registration table. If you do not receive your prize the day of the race, your prize must be picked up in person at Sterman Masser Inc. (2 Fearnot Rd, Sacramento, PA) before July 10, 2023 or it will be forfeited.

Competitive Groups

Teams of 3

Teams of 4

Teams of 5

Top Place Winners from each Group Category will each receive $25 Gift Card

Team members are still eligilbe to win within their own individual category and the overall winners category.

Teams of three and four must have at least one female and one male on their teams. 

Teams of five must have at least two females and two males on their teams.

Paw Pals

Top Place Winner will receive a special price, valued at $25

Owners running with Paw Pals will also eligible to win within their own individual category and the overall winners category.

Registration is only necessary for dogs to qualify for the prize.  As always, well-behaved pets are welcome to attend.


All dogs in attendance need to be leased and get along well with other dogs and people.  Owners need to be responsible for cleaning up after their own pets.


Sterman Masser, Inc. is excited to host Hegins Valley’s 10th Annual Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk, which will again include the 9th Annual Tater Tot Trot for kids ages 12 and under. It is one of SMI’s core beliefs that community involvement is essential for the success and continued growth of the Hegins Valley community. In addition, one of our basic corporate commitments is: “To enhance the lives in our community by being the potato products company of choice." To fulfill these beliefs, we have been searching for a way to enhance our community in a larger way. The establishment of this race in 2013 has created what we hope will be a long-standing tradition while promoting a healthy lifestyle for our community.

With that in mind, the Tri-Valley Youth Activities Fund was established in 2015, a non-profit 501c(3) charitable organization.  The purpose of the TVYAF is: "To enhance the quality of life for all members of our community and surrounding areas by promoting, restoring and constructing the infrastructure needed to attract and retain the best and brightest so that the vitality of our region is sustained for generations to come." The TVYAF board awarded over $90,000 in grant monies raised from 2014 to 2018 to Tri-Valley youth and children associations.  

In 2019, the TVYAF board took another step forward in their mission by purchasing the former Fearnot Assemby of God church builiding and gym facility, establishing the Mountainside Community Center.  Proceeds from the upcoming race will go to refurbishing, maintaining and expanding this facility to help provide additional practice space for many of the youth organizations in our area and additional programs for our community.  The board will continue to look at ways to expand the use of Mountainside, benefitting all members of our community.


If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out the Sponsorship Form. You can view the Hot Potato 5k Sponsorships here. Please submit your form and payment by April 24th to guarantee placement on T-Shirt or by May 14th to guarantee placement on banners.

2023 Tater Tot Trot Sponsors ($5000 or more)

2023 Platinum Sponsors ($2500 or more)

2023 Specialty Sponsor ($1500 or more)

Goodie Bag Sponsor

Mile Marker Sponsor

Milk Shake Sponsor

2023 Gold Sponsors ($1000 or more)

2023 Silver Sponsors ($500 or more)

2023 Bronze Sponsors ($250 or more)

2023 Friend Sponsors ($100 or more)

  • Mike & Cindy Bambara

  • Susquhanna Sprinkler

  • Specht & Co.

2023 Donation Sponsors ($50 or more)

  • Avaliable!

Thank you to all the anonymous and  in-kind donations, as well as the donations that were received via the registration website.

You all make this race possible.


Deadlines/Entry Fees:

February 13th – March 20th


March 21st – June 9th


Day of Event
All Participants ages 13 to 18


All Participants 12 and Under



1152 West Mountain Road
Sacramento, PA  17968

All participants who register before May 1st will be guaranteed “The Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk” official T-shirt and Goodie Bag. Registrations received after this date will receive a Goodie Bag, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed.  We always try our best to have a shirt for everyone. 

Participants can pick-up registration packets on day of event from 7:00am to 8:45am. 

Registrations will be accepted the day of race. Registration will close 20 minutes prior to the start of the race.

Students ages 13 to 18 should register using the "Hot Potato 5k and Tater Tot Trot" registration link. The $30 rate will be automatically applied for the appropriate age group.

Children ages 12 and under can sign up using the "Hot Potato 5k and Tater Tot Trot" registration link.  The $25 rate will be automatically applied for the appropriate age group.  Your child is invited to run in either the Hot Potato 5K or the Tater Tot Trot, or both; however be sure to select the appropriate option when asked which event he/she would like to participate in or be sure to inform the registration staff the day of the race so that we can be sure that your child's time is recorded.


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